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for your home or bususess - the next generation of brink's home security. call now. >>> washington wizards all star gilbert arenas on the sidelines tonight. nba suspended him indefinitely, without pay for brandishing a gun in the team's locker room. arenas admitted he had the gun saying he was simply playing a joke on a teammate. he has since apologized for actions. he could be in more trouble than just the suspension. local and federal law enforcement are investigating the incident. professional athletes consider themselves potential targets and carry weapons to protect themselves but sometimes carrying a weapon can end up causing trouble for athletes. in 2008 pro football player plaxico burris accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he was carrying at a nightclub. now sending a two-year sentence after pleading guilty to weapons charges. >> with more on athletes and guns, roger kosik, espn legal analyst. and mike wise, sports columnist for "washington post." glad you could make it. roger, let's start with you. what happened to the days of the harlem globe trotters? so clean cut, n
to the american people and i do not think they want it either -- is for washington to continue being so washington -- like. -- so washington-like. i know that folks spend a lot of time reading the polls and looking at focus groups and interpreting which party has the upper hand in november and in 2012 and so on and so on and so on. that is their obsession. and i am not a pundit. i'm just the president. take it for what it is worth. but i do not believe the american people want us to focus on our job security. they want us to focus on their job security. [applause] i do not think they want more gridlock. i do not think they want more partisanship. i do not think they want more obstruction. they said as to washington -- they did not send us to washington to fight each other in some sort of political steel cage match to see who comes out alive. that is not what they want. they said as to washington to work together, to get things done, and to solve the problems that they are grappling with every day. and i think your constituents would want to know that despite the fact that it does not get a lot of
the washington game is after a tough election like you had last week in massachusetts is to say, well, what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shakeups and you decided in the obama white house to give a bigger role to david mruf. he will now take a bigger role outside of the white house and keeping a closer eye on public opinion and senate and house races across the country. there are some, david, who are saying what about inside the white house? shouldn't we have a shakeup there. this is an administration that has been too differential in crafting policy and some would say too close with wall street and not close enough with main street. do you need to shake up your inside team? >> that is part of the washington game. washington loves to throw out a body. nothing that gets washington more excited than the prospect of someone losing their job. the fact is that we have a wonderful group in the white house that is working really hard and david, as value added, we love him and off writing a book for a year and we're happy to have his talents back with us on a more regular
up with the nation about it. but i will -- that's part of the game, john, that washington plays, which is would you, might you, so on and so forth. i will not do that here. let's wait and see, first of all, if there is such a commission, because it's a proposal that has not been embraced by the congress. and let's see what a bipartisan effort to deal with these deficits will produce. by the way, if anybody has a plan to do this without raising any taxes on anybody, you know upper income or lower or below, then they should come forward with it. nobody wants to raise taxes. >> you call it the washington game, part of what you call the washington game is after a tough election like last week in massachusetts, to say what must we have here? some white houses in the past have had big shake ups. you want to give a bigger role to your partner in the obama campaign, he will take a big role outside of the white house, and keep a closer eye on the public opinion and senator races across the country. this is an administration that has been too deferential to congress in crafting policy, an
by sending a republican to washington to replace ted kennedy. scott brown has played on the theme, make me a head senator. in other words, he wants to go to washington, scott brown has campaigned in a state he carried by saying, i want to vote against the obama health care plan. i want to fight the president. i think the stimulus care plan was wrong. there is too much spending in washington. it appeals to independent vot s voters. scott brown would run around the stage saying, no, this is the people's seat. so you have one that had a better campaign, had more ads and more energy, and they think they are on the edge of what will be drama for them. it has been 23 years. they believe in less than 24 hours, me might have a in this early month, the first month of mid-term election year, john. >> where we talk about a political phenomenon, and always leading up to it is the word intensity, especially important with a special selection like this, because you all have to deal with slated comments. as far as intensity, what did we see heading out to the polls today? >> the intensity is off the cha
. >> charlie: welcome to the broadcast. we're live tonight from london, new york and washington. earlier this evening, president obama delivered his first state of the union address before joint session of congress. the economy was the major focus of tonight's speech. the president outlined various proposals to create jobs and tackle the growing deficit. addressing the debate on healthcare, he reaffirmed his commitment to comprehensive reform. >> the longer it was debated more depull became skeptical. i know with all the lobbying and horse trading the process left most americans wondering what's in it for me. bui also know this problem is not going away. by the time i'm finished speaking tonight, more americans will have lost their health insurance. millions will lose it this year. our deficit will grow. premiums will go up. patients will be denied the care they need. small business owners will continue to drop coverage altogether. i will not walk away from these americans, and neither should the people in this chamber. [cheers and applause] >> he asked the two parties to work through t
into new york, we were in washington. we had lunch over at the white house with the president of the united states. the restrictions, i want to be up front with our viewers, what we can and can't report, but to make a long story short, it was a fascinating opportunity that all of us had to get some insight into what he will do and won't do tonight. it should be no surprise to our viewers, the emphasis is going to be not on health care, but on jobs. >> on jobs, jobs, jobs, and the president will try to make a down payment on fiscal constraits and definite at this time vie ducks. to echo -- this is a tradition, past presidents have done it. it's gracious of the president to share his thoughts and his staff to share his thoughts. the president feels more comfortable in the past. this is the third time in the hall for a joint session, the first one officially the state of the union, and obviously well aware of the significant challenge he faces. the health care reform, but the question is, can they punch it in? and what can they do in this environment post the special election in massachusetts,
of a lady who did not make it, from the rubble in haiti. let's go to washington. governor ed rendell, democrat of pennsylvania, has just come back from haiti accompanying 53 children from the orphanage in port-au-prince. how did this come about, ed? >> the brezhnev orphanage was run by two women out of pittsburgh. when the earthquake happened, they had to keep the kids outside, no sanitation, very little food and water. they called home and were connected with the wonderful pittsburgh medical center. they tried to get the ability to take them out, they couldn't do it. they called me, i couldn't get anywhere. then we saw the haitian ambassador being interviewed on cnn. so i called into the station and said, can you get a message from me to ambassador joseph? they did, the ambassador called me, he started the ball rolling. then we got great cooperation from the department of homeland security, immigration, the state department, the military was terrific. we got on a plane yesterday morning, monday morning, at 11:30 from pittsburgh. we reached the port-au-prince at about 6:00. we were t
captions by: caption colorado, llc (800) 775-7838 comments@captioncolorado.com >>> from washington, "the mclaughlin group," the american original. for over two decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talks. "the mclaughlin group" is brought to you by met life, guarantees for the "if" in life. >>> issue one. the anti-obama? >> i'm scott brown. i'm from wrentham, and i drive a truck. i am nobody's senator except yours. >> scott phillip brown pulled off one of the greatest upsets of american political history this week. the 50-year-old republican, brown, defeated democratic senate candidate massachusetts attorney general martha coakley. brown will answer the u.s. senate as the 41st republican. that ends the democrats' filibuster-proof 60-seat super majority. is the massachusetts republican senator scott brown -- here's scott brown on the issues. terrorism. >> in dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them and not lawyers to defend them! >> fiscal responsibility. >> no more hiding costs, concealing taxes, collaborating with
of our pollsters put it, the message is "we hate what's going on in washington." chuck todd joins us at the top of the show. >>> plus, i love this story -- watergate. federal marshals have arrested a group of conservative activists in new orleans for allegedly attempting to wiretap the offices of democratic senator mary landrieu. the leader of those arrested, james o'keefe was the same conservative activist who became a right-wing hero for imitating a pimp at various a.c.o.r.n. offices. he together with three others were taken into custody after being caught trying to bug the offices of senator landrieu, a moderate democratic lawmaker. they had represented themselves as telephone repairmen. is this the equivalent of a third rate burglary or the start of something big? >>> also, how vulnerable is senator john mccain to a challenge from the right? former congressman and radio talk show host j.d. hayworth calls mccain a moderate -- that's a bad word by him. and he's going for that seat. he'll be here on "hardball." >>> john mccain isn't the only republican in trouble. will the thunder o
. darren gersh, "nightly business report", washington. >> tom: here are the stories in tonight's "nbr newswheel". so much for wall street's early gains on that strong g.d.p. number. stocks turned south at midday on worries the pace of economic growth can't stay that high. commodity and tech stocks were hit hard. the dow fell 53 points, the nasdaq dropped 31, and the s&p 500 was down ten. a closer look coming up in "market focus". toyota says a fix is coming soon. next week, the automaker plans to tell millions of customers how it will fix their gas pedals. the associated press reports toyota is shipping new gas pedal assemblies to its plants to get production rolling again. honda, the other big japanese carmaker, is recalling the honda fit for a potential fire hazard. nearly 650,000 of the compact cars are at risk around the world. the motor on the power windows could overheat and catch fire. and tesla motors, a boutique maker of electric sportscars, wants to go mainstream. late today it filed for a $100 million initial public offering. it will use the money to develop its brand. >> s
raised $1 million every day. and they sent bodies. where are you from? >> i'm from washington. >> reporter: where are you from? >> i'm from wisconsin. >> reporter: why were they here? >> scott brown has the opportunity to restore a balance of power in the united states senate. and that's important to washington to wisconsin, it's important to massachusetts. it's important to the entire united states of america. >> thank you very much. inappreciate the votes. >> reporter: last week, i talked to brown about the state of the race. why all the excitement? >> well, because it represents an opportunity for change to go to washington. at least bring back the debate. as the 41st senator, i can can at least allow them to maybe look at things a little differently. >> reporter: he brought up that magic number 41. now he will become the 41st republican senator, enough to block health care reform and wreak havoc on the president's agenda. less than five months after the death of ted kennedy, the lion of the senate, the darling of massachusetts's liberals, it is the man who will take his se
washington. our coverage will continue. i'm wolf blitzer here at the cnn center. campbell brown, thanks very much. the best political team on television. "larry king live" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, barack obama's first state of the union address. >> the president of the united states. >> larry: his big message, jobs and the economy. >> i'm calling for a new jobs bill tonight. >> larry: and an in-your-face challenge to republicans on health care. >> if anyone from either party has a better approach that will bring down premiums, bring down the deficit, cover the uninsured, strengthen medicare for seniors, let me know. >> larry: talking tough on terrorism. >> hundreds of al qaeda's fighters and affiliates have been captured or killed. >> larry: what did the president need to say and did he say it? is it going to make any difference? that's all next on a special edition. of "larry king live". well, the state of the union address is over. and the analysis is now continue as they do with us. if you missed any part of the speech, it will be repeated in one hour. wolf blitze
>>> good morning. from washington to wall street, with main street on the mind, the president promising to take on the devastation. >> despite our hardships, our union is strong. we do not give up. we do not quit. we do not allow fear or division to break our spirit. in this new decade, it's time the american people get a government that matches their decency, that embodies their strength. >> today, americans and the markets react. we'll have complete coverage, plus a flurry of corporate reports today, like proctor & gamble, 3m, ford and more. and i'm back in the studio, but becky is still reporting live from davos against this morning. beck. >> that is right, joe. everything from president obama's state of the union address through the corporate headlines. the biggest names in business and politics, we're watching it all from here and we're commenting throughout the day. "squawk box" begins right now. >> this is a special presentation of "squawk box" with joe kernen, becky quick reporting live from davos, switzerland, and carl quintanilla on capitol hill. >> good morning and
to washington to address these issues. i hope that as a nation and as a commonwealth, we can do better in the future. you know that as your attorney general, i will continue to fight and address them here with everybody in massachusetts who cares about these issues. thank you. >> larry: that's the speech by the attorney general coakley, conceding the election tonight to scott brown in massachusetts. a historic election. this has been a early edition of "larry king live." we will be back at midnight eastern, 9:00 pacific. we'll do some wednesday morning quarterbacking, as the attorney general said, with our pundits and analysis. all coming at midnight, 9:00 pacific. right now we turn it over to anderson cooper. more analysis and more coverage in haiti and "a.c. 360." anderson? >> larry, thanks very much. a lot of political analysis ahead, but i want to give you a quick update what is happening here in port-au-prince, a week after the quake, seven days. remarkable story tonight, underscoring both the good and the bad, the heart and the heartache. a woman was pulled from the rubble alive.
's on the table in washington. because of the lack of -- and, again, it's not because of the lack of voter in at the ele er . it is because it hadn't been explained adequately enough when people are more worried about their ticket, their job. >> and i was moved by the fact that scott brown mentioned teddy kennedy. i knew at the same time that he would be upsetting some of the people in his base that voted against teddy kennedy every opportunity they had, and it just struck me that tonight, or last night he was riding high, just like barack obama was a year ago this is where it gets tough for a republican in massachusetts. just like it got tough for barack obama, just like scott brown, he was an agent of change. >> you know, before we go to this. your take on that is really interesting. my take was similar to your take. listen to scott brown listen to teddy kennedy. what's going through my mind is scott brown spoke more at length and more glowingly of ted kennedy than martha coakley did on the stump during her campaign. >> your right. >> unbelievable. >> and last night, very telling that th
on 210 at fort washington road. wrap it up with a 26-minute commute on 66 to get you from 123 to the capital beltway. now, over to andrea. >> thank you. >>> an early morning house fire in rockville, maryland has left three people injured including a firefighter. it happened 6:30 at a two-story home near glen nora park. kristin fisher is live with more on the investigation. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. this is the house right here. you can clearly see the fire is now out but as you mentioned three people were injured in the blaze this morning. two residents. one refused treatment and the other was take on the the hospital with minor burns and a firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries but no one was seriously injured here this morning thankfully. >> mom was screaming, john! john! john! i was like what the heck is going on. >> hanna moon woke up to a fire inside of their home. >> freaking out mostly. and really scared. so i got, i started to cry really bad and i was like oh my god. >> reporter: hanna's cousin came to her rescue and h
dorgan, of north dakota, did the same. gwen ifill has the story. >> ifill: after 35 years in washington, senator dodd went home today to connecticut, to announce his decision not to run again. >> there are moments for each elected public official, to step aside, and let someone else step up. this is my moment to step aside. >> ifill: at 66, dodd is chairman of the senate banking committee. but 2009 was a long year for him, and his reelection prospects had recently grown shaky. >> i lost a beloved sister in july and in august, ted kennedy. i battled cancer over the summer, and in the midst of all of this, i found myself in the toughest political shape of my career. none of these events or circumstances, either individually or collectively is the cause of my decision not to seek relection. yet together, these challenges have given me pause to take stock and to ask questions that too few of us in elected public life ever do. why am i running? >> ifill: news of dodd's decision came on the heels of senator dorgan's statement that he plans to retire, too. like dodd, he was facing a potentiall
go to washington and be able to work with democrats to make health care reform a reality. only 28% wanted him to come to washington and stop everything and, again, i think, once again, the american people are far ahead of where washington is. i think we can get something done for the american people if we sit down and listen to each other and if we share dwrids and we work together on the pritorties. >> scott brown is willing to work with you, but he doesn't like the existing two bills. the president had a fascinating session on friday up in baltimore. i was in the back of the room and never seen anything like it. the president of the united states on television it was like question time in the british parliament. one thing he said was quite interesting. how he and the republicans disagree on several big issues when it comes to sweeping legislation. the president suggested maybe there is another one. . >> my hope would be that we can look at some of these component parts of what we're doing and maybe we break some of them up on different policy issues. >> was that a signal on heal
are saying it's time for washington to do it, it will be -- it could be a fierce, fierce election campaign ahead come november. don. >> here's the interesting thing. you know, the midterms, it's going to be interesting, it's a referendum on the obama campaign. lots of blame to go around. some people are saying martha coakley thought she was going to win it so she didn't go out and campaign as hard so some are saying it's apathy on the part of voters. really the republicans got revved up even outside massachusetts donating some $12 million into scott brown's campaign. so really how much of this is the democratic party's own fault because they didn't get the same amount of support outside of massachusetts behind martha coakley? >> reporter: the lesson here is that the angry voters are the ones who are turning out to vote, which is what one of the key players in the coakley campaign said last night. scott brown was able to tap into it. he was able to tap into that anger. when i talk to democrats, they say the course correction democrats need is not necessarily a policy change but a communicat
the lack of civility in washington. >> reporter: ...has gained traction with some voters. >> there's just a hope that, you know, a different approach could turn things around. i just don't believe it. >> reporter: you're voting for coakley. >> definitely. >> reporter: a coakley loss would make waves well beyond the bay state. >> if the democrats can't hold a massachusetts senate seat former senator ted kennedy's seat, there's going to be a lot of democrats who are going to say "wow, i've got to do something to get on the right side of this political dynamic." >> reporter: if brown celebrates a victory here tonight, he's promised to become the crucial 41st vote against a health care reform package that was ted kennedy's life long dream. katie? >> couric: nancy cordes in boston tonight. nancy, thank you. john dickerson in washington is our cbs news political analyst. so, john, what happens to health care reform if scott brown wins? >> well, katie, house and senate negotiators have been working for a while on a compromise bill. that would go out the window because republicans would have the
, causing delays." also this morning in "the washington post" it says "than the eye and he the." they have a chart in terms of numbers. major deployment is the headline. "u.s. armed forces are sending thousands of troops and supplies to haiti. 7500 personnel expected to arrive today. 130,000 food rations airlifted. 250,000 liters of water delivered on saturday." we will read more on this story. we want to get to our question for you. based on an opinion piece from "the washington post" what has changed in 50 years. 50 years ago, just across the river from the nation's capital, children of african descent, including many whose ancestors worked the land for george washington, were being bused far from their neighborhoods to maintain segregated school systems. interracial marriage was prohibited. in arlington and fairfax counties, lunch counters generally expected black customers to order carry out only. in parts of the district and its suburbs, housing discrimination created what activist called "a white news" around the inner city. the washington redskins had not a single black player." tex
around and see the supreme court stop change at the door and let federal institutions run washington. and voters were mad before, they are really going to be upset now. >> john heilemann, there was a story you told the other night when we were at "time" doing the "game change" roundtable. brrr accident o barack obama made so much money -- had so much money he raised from a lot of wall street guys, a lot of hedge fund people, a lot of oil company people, that they had this room where they just made up thousands of ads that they knew they were never going to use, but they did it just to test market. i mean, in virginia, northern virginia, a couple of weekends, obama outspent mccain 200-1 in 30-second spots. obama raised more money than anybody else and now he's trying to hold this populist mantel over him. i don't know how easy that will be if americans know the facts. >> i think that democrats need to confront it in general. the democratic party has over the last 20 years and obama is the culmination of the trend, has become the big money party. i mean, if you travel around new york c
senator in washington. he knows he needs to keep support among the independent voter, the very same voters who gave barack obama his big margin just 14 months ago gave scott brown his improbable upset victory last night. he goes to washington with that challenge. he'll caucus with the white house. he says he opposes the health care plan as it now stands, opposes the big spending in washington, but he knows he's from an independent-minded state. he can't be, say, a senator from south carolina. south carolina republicans are different from massachusetts republicans. he sounded very independent. it will be fascinating to watch. his first trip to d.c. tomorrow, a few weeks before he's officially the senator. >> larry: the president said he doesn't want anything concrete to happen until he's seated. was the brown camp surprised at that? >> a bit surprised, but they think the president is correctly reading the results last night. that independent voters don't like what they see in washington. part of what they're saying -- remember, for all he said on the economy, health care, iraq, afghanistan,
of limitations can is going to wear out on its bullishness for stocks. washington is going to decide this week whether easy money is here to stay. how should investors position themselves for a possible fed shakeout? we have stanford university economic's professor, john taylor. peter navarro, business professor at the university of california in irvine. and don lus kin and trend macro chief investment officer. i want to go to peter's great stock market stuff. where is that? i thought we were going to put it up on the full screen? here it is. peter, i want to begin with you to put a stock market or financial strategy spin. you're saying that there's a couple of possible bernanke trades. if it's a kensian easy money fed you go short the dollar. short the long bond. sell the long bond. play the carry trade, which is probably very bullish for commodities and then you say go short housing. i'll come back to that. on the other hand, if a miracle happens and bernanke changes his view, or maybe we get a hard money guy like one of our distinguished guests, you're saying you go long the dollar, short t
. first from washington to the white house and huddle. no sooner had the president addressed the nation on helping haiti then he was behind closed doors helping democrats save healthcare. tonight the first indications who is being saved and let's say they're friends of the president. welcome, i'm neil cavuto. chalk one up for the unions. not fans of the cadillac healthcare tax that create the friction. nancy pelosi pushing hard to exempt them and the president may be ready to crack indians are poised to walk scot-free on paying anything at all. former vice president is ticked off now because dan quayle is here and only here now. joining me i'm happy to say, former vice president of these united states, dan quayle. >> good to see you. >> neil: you always have a day where you have a crisis and a few miles away from our shores and then the crisis domestically. that's when you test presidential leadership. >> is shows how many things the president has to do in a day. and he gets up in the morning and he says here's my schedule. here's the agenda and guess what, the agenda is shaped by event
indeed. [laughter] >> on tomorrow morning's washington journal we will get your reaction to president obama's stated the union speech. we will talk to members of congress from around the country and a number of reporters about the speech and the president's agenda. washington journal begins each morning at 7:00 eastern on c-span. >> the haitian ambassador to the u.s. was at the american enterprise institute today to talk about development in rebuilding efforts in haiti. this is 45 minutes. >> the haitian catastrophe has produced an outpouring of sympathy and charity from throughout the world. this afternoon be will all join in expressing our most sincere and profound condolences to the ambassador raymond joseph and aller haitian friends for the great tragedy they have endured in the recent weeks. we also recognize a contribution that many international organizations and i would have to say particularly the u.s. military is making at this very crucial hour. some of them are here in the audience and we thank them for the work they are doing. the television images of bruce and they show
, at that point, islamabad, washington, london, information centers where we're all linked up all the time, understanding everything, every leader involved in the coalition was doing saying so forth. we brought that forward, post, for the iraq conflict and the cic was the british element of that, based partly in the foreign office, but working, with very much as part of the overall iraq communications. >> so members of your team part of it? >> members of my team. members of the american team. we had, we have a system of swapping. we had a very senior person from the american side who was there. we have, different times, we have french people. we had spaniards. we had polls, australians, dutch. people from all over. >> this was the group that was commission to do the february dossier? >> it was, yeah. >> so could you tell us, how that came about? >> that came about from, one of the sis people who occasionally attended as expert advisor really, this, wasn't always weekly, but fairly regular, iraq strategic discussion group is how i would have called it really, he informed us that there was i
was also stabbed. corporal ray was from potomac. he was stationed in washington, d.c. >> three days after these people died in house fire, crews went back to the neighborhood going door to door to prevent more lost lives. >> they lived a life to the fullest. i would like them to be remembered. >> henry it returned to the oliver street home saturday for there is a makeshift memorial for her family. her mother and uses died in a fire here on wednesday. fire officials said that there were working smoke detectors in the home, but it did not give the family out of the house. it is something that henriette cannot understand. >> they were here sunday, cooking, getting ready for dinner. the smoke detector went off. i don't understand. >> saturday morning the baltimore city fire department went door-to-door, checking to make sure that smoke detectors are installed and working properly. >> we find after a fire the neighborhood years and it is easier for us to get in. oftentimes people will not come to the door. the message is we're not taking your housekeeping. although we are doing is coming to ma
's second year. with me now, dan with the "washington post." the politico's john harris. an honor to have both of you here tonight. the big question is, what is the president's predicament, john harris, and the same question to dan, what is his predicament now as you size it up politically? john? >> his predicament was a year ago he said he was going to do big things and he challenged in his inaugural address that big things couldn't happen. he said the ground shifted on him. and we have to say a year later the ground has shifted on obama. the big bang he was going to come out as governing strategy in the first year has not come to fruition. he's a year in office and he doesn't have that sort of major policy achievement. he's got some things he points to as sk sess, but he clearly has not executed the big bang. and in the post-massachusetts landscape, those things are going to be more unattainable. what he's in need of is a political strategy now that the old strategy has failed. >> let me go to dan on that. do you believe the fact, it seems it's manifest he hasn't done the big thing yet,
>>> good morning. washington wants the white house, taking credit for the creation of 2 million jobs and preparing to announce t.a.r.p. fees. >>> china challenges, google threatens to pull out of the country and the u.s. equities at this hour, under a bit of appreciate dwrur and around the flat line as "squawk box" begins right now. >> good wednesday morning. welcome to squawk here on cnbc. i'm carl quintanilla along with joe kernen and carl quintanilla. i want to get to this morning's headlines. the white house says emergency spending measures last year saved up to 2 million jobs. harwood will join us in a few minutes with the latest on that. a senior administration officials says the president will announce plans tomorrow to raise up to $120 billion for fees on major financial firms. society generale issuing a mrovt warning today. the bank hit by new write-downs to the tune of 2 billion from risky assets. we will head overseas for reaction in a few minutes. >>> and a major earthquake hit haiti. and google, you saw this, threatening to leave china. the tech giant warns it will
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for votes for a fix-it bill in washington. luke russert covers capitol hill for us. so outline where we are in these health care negotiations and what the time line is and what scenarios are we expecting. >> well, chuck, right now it is the road to 218. that's the number of votes nancy pelosi has to find in the house in order to pass health care reform. here's what she has to do. she has to get democrats to sign on to approving this reconciliation bill, this fix-it bill that would include things like an extension in the medicare payroll tax. it would have the union excise tax, not going into effect until 2018. it would include -- it would get rid of the cornhusker kickback, all those compromises we're doing with ping-pong between the house and the senate bills, it would be in one bill and it would have to pass the house first. after the house would pass that bill, they then would pass the senate bill and then obama would have his majoring legislative victory and have health care reform. can they get there? yes. is it very difficult? yes. how does she have to get there? she has to get to
] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> on tomorrow morning's "washington journal" an update on congress. after that, former republican party chairman ed gillespie and later, juan williams talks about race, politics, and the news. this starts each morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and later in the morning, mitch mcconnell along with other gop senators talked to reporters about afghanistan, u.s. foreign policy, and the senate's agenda. that is live at 10:00 a.m. eastern. now the final debate for the open seat formerly held by ted kennedy. the candidates are scott brown and joseph kennedy. this event was held at done edward kennedy institute in boston. independent candidate joe kennedy is not related to senator ted kennedy, who died last summer. >> good evening. i want to welcome all of you to this closing debate among the candidates for next week's elections to the united states senate. tuesday will be a crucial time here in massachusetts. voters will go to the polls and select a person who may well determine the outcome of a long fight over health care legisl
a mediocre two-term president. and i believe that. you know, there's a tendency in washington to think that our job description of elected officials is to get re-elected. that's not our job description. and i don't want to look back on my time here and say to myself, all i was concerned about was nurturing my own popularity. >> hey, welcome to "morning joe." we are live from chicago where last night mika and i went to a book event for her book, "all things at once" and had a great crowd out there. very cold in chicago this morning. the talk last night and the talk in washington today is going to be about president obama's state of the union address. and he's, of course, going to be delivering that tomorrow. and we've got a lot to talk about including a spending freeze that predictably has people on the far left angry and the people on the far right angry. and we'll figure out why everybody's so darn angry in a little bit. good morning. it's tuesday, january 26th. and willie, take us around the table up in new york. >> good morning, joe. i know you, too, don't want to get caught up in y
five countiecounties, and the ne hours could be critical. >>> and a rerows welcome in washington from republicans, but will he be the democrats' worst enemy? our cameras are there as scott brown makes his d.c. debut. >>> hundreds of survivors, many orphans, are near death this morning. doctors, unable to get their hands on basic medical supplies to save them. another aftershock rattling port-au-prince over night. no reports of injuries, no significant damage, just a lot of rattled nerves, an ambitious task set to begin in a week, and it's a logistical nightmare, the relocation of 400,000 homeless haitians to newly-built settlements on the outskirts of the capital. and stunning images showing the earthquake's sheer force. time-lapsed photos of the government's tax office the moment that it came tumbling down. >> there's also a critical development this morning altogether the main harbor in port-au-prince, inspiring much needed hope. the pier has been repaired. it's far from fully functional, but life-saving food and medical supplies can now be unloaded by sea. chris lawrence is li
saying he won't run in the fall either. dana bash joins us from washington. what led to senator dodd's decision not to seek re-election? >> reporter: a very, very tough re-election battle ahead, that's really the bottom line on this, john. as you know, senator chris dodd has made the united states senate his life. he's been in the senate for three decades, but he has had a series of very, very tough political battles. in connecticut, starting with the fact that he moved to iowa to run for president with his wife and his two small children, that's when connecticut voters started to turn on him, then the fact that he is the senate banking chairman and obviously wall street went south. there's been a lot of attention paid to the fact that he has close ties with the banking community. so all of those things, combined with the fact that it is just not a good potential year for democrats, made senator dodd decide finally to retire and not run again. >> so what does this mean for democrats in terms of their chances in the 2010 election? do they have a good solid candidate who could replace
and elements it is not so great anymore. in "the washington times" -- a profound loss of retirement and death of senator kennedy on expertise. with all this discussion we would ask your view of the u.s. senate. i want to show you a little more of those two articles to set the stage. if you are one of the armchair historians in the audience who knows about senate history and would like to add your thoughts about the senate of currenearlis we welcome that. as well as your thoughts as current watchers. here is the op-ed piece in today's "the new york times." he's working on a book. he looks at that time. as the heyday of the senate. in the 1960's and 1970's the great senate occupied a unique place in our country. he writes the little changed in 1980 where the election was more than just a change of party control. gone was the senate that had been experienced, progressive, and bipartisan. the decline has only accelerated. we would like to hear your view. first we would like to get an update on what is happening on the ground in yemen. the foreign correspondent here raghavan is with us by phone th
in washington, not only the nature of partisanship and the combative nature of how things have become more combative since he first got here, but he was somewhat of a critic of the obama administration so that their focus on health care and climate change was misplaced and they should be focused on jobs. he is a classic prairie populist. he is young enough that if he retires from the senate now, he can have another career. he has written some books and he likes to lecture. he would be well courted for lobbying. he has lots of different options in front of him. >> is north dakota a possible republican pickup. >> it absolutely is. in a sense, the two we're talking about, one has gone from leans republican to likely democrat and this other one from heavily favored democrats in north dakota to probably republican. the very, very popular governor of north dakota is a little bit like richard blumenthal. he has been talked about as a senate canada for many years. he won a third term with 70% of the vote. he was reluctant to take on byron dorgan, but now he will probably be talked into doing it. >
in the washington wizards gun incident. brett. >> depending how cynical you are, it was a first step towards contrition or a calculation to have favor with the commissioner and rebuilding his image with fans. arenas met with stern today and asked to be suspended for the remainder of the season. a request that stern abliged, along with the suspension of christensen. both of the teammates will sit out for the rest of the year. reading in part, quote, the issue here is not about the legal ownership and possession of guns, it is about possession of guns in the nba workplace, which will not be tolerated. i've met separately with mr. arenas, both expressed remorse for their actions and understanding of the seriousness of their transgressions. meanwhile, this mug shot of gilbert arenas was taken yesterday at the dc booking facility and obtained by tmz.com. arenas was booked on that felony gun charge, for which he pled guilty. he will be sentenced on march 26. the question now becomes what future does gilbert have with the wizards? will the team try to avoid that contract and can they possibly trade
with democrats to help health care reform a reality. 28% wanted him to come to washington and stop everything. once again the american people are far ahead of where washington is. i think we can get something done for the american people if we sit down and listen to each other. if we share ideas and work together. >> scott brown said he is willing to work with you, but he does not like the two existing bills, the house and the senate version. i was in the back of the room in baltimore, and never seen anything like that. the president of the united states with in question and answer forum. the president suggests maybe there is another way instead of sweeping legislation. >> my hope would be that we can look at some of the these component parts of what we are doing and maybe break some of them up on different policy issues. >> is that a signal on health care? would the president like speaker pelosi to pass the senate bill, or does the president think, let's test the republicens, if they said they would work with us, let's break up health care? >> i don't think that we know the answer on the pro
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